Bradbury, Ray. The Illustrated Man. New York: Avon, 1997. Short science fiction stories discussing humans’ relationship to technology.
Bryant, Kimberly. “Technology’s Promise of Social Justice Remains Unfulfilled.” The New York Times. July 22 2015. https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/07/22/is-silicon-valley-saving-the-world-or-just-making-money/technologys-promise-of-social-justice-remains-unfulfilled. Short article that discusses potential for technology to be used to facilitate social progress.
Crum, Maddie. “We Need More Sci-Fi Movies that Celebrate Otherness.” The Huffington Post. November 10 2016. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/arrival-sci-fi-movies-about-otherness_n_5824aef9e4b02a0512935ecb. Article discussing the potential for science fiction to address issues of social justice.
Dewey, Caitlin. “The Only Guide to Gamergate You Will Ever Need.” The Washington Post. October 14 2014. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/10/14/the-only-guide-to-gamergate-you-will-ever-need-to-read. Article on misogyny embedded in gaming culture.
DiMaria, Lauren. “Cyberbullying and Depression in Children.” Very Well Mind. September 8 2018. https://www.verywellmind.com/cyberbullying-and-depression-1066791. Article on responding to issues of online harassment.
Eggers, Dave. The Circle. New York: Vintage Books, 2013. Dystopian novel in which people broadcast every moment of their lives online.
Gailey, Sarah. “STET.” Fireside Magazine. October 2018. https://firesidefiction.com/stet. Experimental short story concerning artificial intelligence and self-driving cars.
Ghonim, Wael. “Let’s Design Social Media that Drives Real Change.” Filmed December 2015 at TEDGlobal>Geneva, Geneva, video, 13:26, https://www.ted.com/talks/wael_ghonim_let_s_design_social_media_that_drives_real_change. Ghonim discusses his online role in initiating the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and the revolution’s subsequent dissolution.
Jemisin, N.K. How Long Til Black Future Month? New York: Orbit, 2018. Short pieces of speculative fiction that focus on issues of social justice.
Keyes, Daniel. “Flowers for Algernon.” Accessed July 1 2019. https://www.csat-k12.org/cms/lib/NY19000803/Centricity/Domain/261/FFA%20Excerpt%20Text.pdf. Short story in which advanced medical technology increases the IQ of a man with an intellectual disability.
Le Guin, Ursula K. “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.” Accessed July 1 2019. https://assets.aspeninstitute.org/content/uploads/files/content/upload/Ursula_K_Le_Guin_AIF_Scholars_2009.pdf. Short story about a “utopian” society in which one child suffers eternally.
Liu, Ken. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. New York: Saga, 2016. Collection of short stories including “Simulacrum,” which describes artificially intelligent hologram technology.
Lorde, Audre. “Power.” The Poetry Foundation. Accessed July 1 2019. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53918/power-56d233adafeb3. Poem addressing racism and police brutality.
Nakamura, Lisa. “Gender and Race Online.” In Society & the Internet, edited by Mark Graham and William H. Dutton, 81-95. New York: Oxford University Press, Discussion of sexism and racism in gaming communities.
Okorafor, Nnedi. Binti. New York: Tor, 2015. Science fiction novella focusing on otherness and xenophobia.
Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric. Minneapolis: Graywolf, 2014. Poetry and essays dealing with discrimination and activism.
Shirkey, Clay. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. New York: Penguin, 2010. Shirkey discusses how to take advantage of the time people spend online and use it for the good of society.
Simon, Caroline. “How Social Media Has Shaped Black Lives Matter, Five Years Later.” USA Today, July 12, 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/07/12/black-lives-matter-movement-and-social-media-after-five-years/778779002. Analysis of social media’s role in social movements.
Sullivan, Rebecca. “Using Scrum for Project-Based Learning.” New Learning Times. Accessed June 28 2019. https://newlearningtimes.com/cms/article/5937/using-scrum-for-project-based-learning. Strategies for teachers to implement project-based learning in the classroom.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Welcome to the Monkey House. New York: Dial Press, 2006. Includes “Harrison Bergeron,” which describes a future society where each person’s unique abilities have been restricted.